Ford says it is bringing Amazon Key's in-car delivery service to select Ford and Lincoln vehicles (Natalie Gagliordi/ZDNet)


Ford Motor Company said on Tuesday that it’s bringing Amazon Key’s in-car delivery service to its lineup of connected vehicles. The automaker said eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles from 2017 onward will have the ability to link up to Amazon Key through the FordPass Connect and Lincoln Connect connected car cloud services.

For the service to work, eligible car owners have to download the FordPass or Lincoln Way app, create an account, and activate the car for in-car delivery. An Amazon Prime account must also sync up to the FordPass or Lincoln Way account. 

From there, the process operates along the same lines as the rest of Amazon’s Key delivery options, which were first launched in October 2017 as a way for shoppers to securely accept packages inside their homes. The keyless entry service has since expanded beyond the front door to the car trunk, garage door and business.

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As for Ford, the automaker is touting the Amazon Key integration as the first of many connected car services that are in the works. 

“Key In-Car delivery is just the first wave of what’s possible,” Ford wrote

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